CHANGE OF ADDRESSIf you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Our inclement weather policy is to follow the Prince William County Schools announcement for both School and Church activities. The Parish Offices are closed when the Quantico Marine Corps Base issues a Code Red for its employees.
Daily Mass, Weekend Masses, and Penance Services will be celebrated regardless of the weather; however, parishioners are encouraged to use their best judgement regarding the safety of traveling to the church for Mass. In very severe weather, it is customary for the Bishop to excuse Catholics from the obligation of Sunday Mass. In the event that happens, that notice will be posted on the homepage of the parish website.
Upcoming Parish Events
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27th from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. in the Church. We trust this will help all who respond, to have a sacred encounter with the God of mercy. There will be extra clergy on hand to assist that evening.
Respect Life Event
On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 a.m. Mass will be said by Bishop Burbidge at St. Thomas More Cathedral for pilgrims heading to Richmond for the Virginia March for Life in Richmond and those who cannot attend but wish to be in prayerful solidarity with the marchers. Please click here for more information.
Care For Creation
Want to learn more about how to eat healthy, be healthy, AND decrease your contribution to the greenhouse gas emissions that impact climate change? Please come and listen to parishioner, Laura Vallero on “How Food Choices Affect Climate Change” on Sunday, April 7th at 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility. Come with a healthy appetite, try mouth-watering food samples, and take home some new recipes and ideas to try out.
Holy Week and Easter Sunday Schedule
April 14th – April 21st
March 8th-April 12th
Fridays (starting March 8th) during Lent we will celebrate Soup and Stations at 6:00 p.m. with a soup and bread dinner in the Parish Center Dining Facility, followed by the Stations of the Cross in the Church at 7:00 p.m. Each week a different group will sponsor the dinner and St. Francis Lectors will lead the Stations that evening. Please join us in this time of fellowship and prayer. Please click here to view flyer.
Marriage Prep Workshop
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Marriage Preparation Workshop will be held on Saturday April 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Br. Juniper Room. The next class will be held in the Fall. Please contact the Parish Office at 703-221-4044 to register.
Kindergarten Open House
Please join us for a Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m. Prospective families are invited to join us for a presentation from our teachers and a personalized tour of our school. Please click here for more information.
The Sultan and the Saint
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please mark your calendars! St. Francis of Assisi Parish will co-host with Dar AlNoor Islamic Center the screening of The Sultan and the Saint on Sunday, April 28th from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility. Light refreshments will be served. This is the 800th anniversary of their meeting in Damietta Egypt 1219. A short discussion will be held after the film. Come and meet our community neighbors.
Confession Schedule for Lent
March 13th – April 17th
Confessions will be heard every Wednesday evening (March 13th-April 17th) during Lent from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., in addition to Saturday’s from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mass and Rosary with Bishop Burbidge
On Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 a.m., Mass and Rosary with Bishop Burbidge will be held at Queen of Apostles Parish in Alexandria, VA. Questions? Or for more information, please contact Marv Floom.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi will be hosting a Virtus Session onSaturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility. To attend this session, you must please pre-register by going to www.virtus.org
2019 Car Raffle
Car raffle tickets and an informational letter have been mailed to each family. Please take note of a few changes stated in the letter. Even though the Car Raffle is sponsored by All Saints Church, proceeds still benefit St. Francis Parish. This is our Parish’s largest fundraiser! Each purchaser has a chance to win five cars plus $20,000 in cash drawings!
For additional tickets or information, please contact Chanel Marquis at 703-221-4044 ext. 222.
Easter Memorial Flowers
If you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one, please fill out the envelope on the table in the vestibule. Please place the envelope in the Catch-All slot on the wall in the vestibule. These names will be listed in the bulletin during the Easter season